The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / South East
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1032 1151 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.59% 13.10% 14.46%
As % of the Vendors category 27.59% 26.94% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 655 762
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 106 99
Median hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3740 4272 4620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.24% 48.62% 47.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2473 2424
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £228 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 219 205
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.17% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £55.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 276 £354 -15.46% 55
Hampshire +2 270 £375 +11.24% 102
Buckinghamshire +2 158 £400 +2.56% 29
Surrey -5 104 £288 -14.94% 75
Oxfordshire 0 63 £375 +15.38% 50
West Sussex +1 54 £480 +66.95% 19
Kent 0 39 £325 -2.98% 19
East Sussex +8 30 £375 +9.89% 17
Middlesex +2 15 £344 +1.77% 1
Sussex +1 1 - - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 704 (33.78%) Windows
2 674 (32.34%) MS Excel
3 523 (25.10%) MS Office
4 501 (24.04%) Active Directory
5 440 (21.11%) Security Cleared
6 394 (18.91%) SQL Server
7 378 (18.14%) SQL
8 338 (16.22%) VMware
9 337 (16.17%) SC Cleared
10 331 (15.88%) Finance
11 308 (14.78%) .NET
12 289 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
13 288 (13.82%) ITIL
14 268 (12.86%) C#
15 265 (12.72%) Windows Server
16 228 (10.94%) Project Management
17 214 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 211 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 209 (10.03%) Office 365
20 205 (9.84%) SharePoint
21 197 (9.45%) Windows 7
21 197 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
22 177 (8.49%) Migration
22 177 (8.49%) Oracle
23 172 (8.25%) Linux
24 171 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
25 165 (7.92%) Telecoms
26 156 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
27 151 (7.25%) MS Project
28 150 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 205 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 147 (7.05%) MS Exchange
3 99 (4.75%) Skype for Business
4 72 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (2.45%) IIS
6 36 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.62%) Apache
12 13 (0.62%) Drupal
13 12 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.58%) SAS
14 11 (0.53%) MS Project Server
14 11 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.48%) CMS
15 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 674 (32.34%) MS Excel
2 523 (25.10%) MS Office
3 151 (7.25%) MS Project
4 98 (4.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (3.65%) MS Visio
6 22 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Maya
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.048%) CATIA
11 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.048%) InVision
11 1 (0.048%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.048%) Revit
11 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 119 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
10 3 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.14%) Primavera
10 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.096%) CA PPM
11 2 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.096%) HFM
11 2 (0.096%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.096%) Maximo
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 211 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 209 (10.03%) Office 365
3 82 (3.93%) IaaS
4 71 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
5 55 (2.64%) PaaS
6 39 (1.87%) SaaS
7 27 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.62%) Boomi
8 13 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.29%) Yammer
11 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.14%) GitHub
12 2 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.096%) G Suite
12 2 (0.096%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.096%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.096%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.096%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.096%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 125 (6.00%) DNS
2 94 (4.51%) WAN
3 89 (4.27%) Firewall
4 88 (4.22%) LAN
5 79 (3.79%) TCP/IP
6 74 (3.55%) DHCP
7 73 (3.50%) SAN
8 67 (3.21%) Skype
9 56 (2.69%) VPN
10 52 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
11 46 (2.21%) Internet
12 45 (2.16%) LTE
13 41 (1.97%) VoIP
14 35 (1.68%) NetScaler
15 34 (1.63%) VoLTE
16 28 (1.34%) SMTP
17 27 (1.30%) NAS
18 26 (1.25%) Wireless
19 25 (1.20%) LDAP
20 20 (0.96%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 70 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.16%) MS Access
9 44 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 37 (1.78%) GIS
10 37 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (1.58%) MySQL
12 31 (1.49%) Power BI
12 31 (1.49%) Relational Database
13 30 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 26 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (0.77%) DB2
18 13 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 102 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 47 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 32 (1.54%) Selenium
5 28 (1.34%) JIRA
6 24 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 20 (0.96%) MSTest
8 19 (0.91%) NUnit
8 19 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (0.72%) WebDriver
11 14 (0.67%) Subversion
12 13 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
13 12 (0.58%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.38%) MSI
14 8 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.34%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.29%) Metasploit
16 6 (0.29%) Moq
16 6 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 331 (15.88%) Finance
2 165 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.75%) Advertising
4 52 (2.50%) Marketing
5 50 (2.40%) Retail
6 33 (1.58%) Banking
7 32 (1.54%) Legal
8 26 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.20%) Military
10 17 (0.82%) Back Office
11 16 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 15 (0.72%) Electronics
13 14 (0.67%) Publishing
14 12 (0.58%) French Language
15 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.48%) Billing
17 8 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.34%) Italian Language
18 7 (0.34%) Law
19 6 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 352 (16.89%) Developer
2 346 (16.60%) Analyst
3 186 (8.93%) Architect
4 167 (8.01%) Project Manager
5 138 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 129 (6.19%) Consultant
7 109 (5.23%) Support Engineer
8 83 (3.98%) Support Analyst
9 72 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 64 (3.07%) Administrator
11 62 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
12 59 (2.83%) C# Developer
13 56 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 55 (2.64%) Microsoft Developer
14 55 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 53 (2.54%) IT Support
15 53 (2.54%) Windows Engineer
16 51 (2.45%) Desktop Support
17 50 (2.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (14.78%) .NET
2 131 (6.29%) ASP.NET
3 122 (5.85%) XML
4 114 (5.47%) HTML
5 110 (5.28%) Web Services
6 101 (4.85%) CSS
7 68 (3.26%) WCF
8 59 (2.83%) .NET Framework
9 54 (2.59%) jQuery
10 53 (2.54%) AngularJS
11 50 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (1.63%) Ajax
14 32 (1.54%) Middleware
15 31 (1.49%) COM
16 30 (1.44%) RESTful
17 25 (1.20%) HTML5
18 24 (1.15%) REST
18 24 (1.15%) SOAP
19 19 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 83 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 49 (2.35%) PKI
5 43 (2.06%) Replication
6 40 (1.92%) Driving Licence
7 38 (1.82%) Clustering
8 30 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 24 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 20 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.96%) Smartphone
13 18 (0.86%) PMI
14 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.82%) User Experience
14 17 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.72%) CMDB
15 15 (0.72%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 704 (33.78%) Windows
2 265 (12.72%) Windows Server
3 214 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 197 (9.45%) Windows 7
5 172 (8.25%) Linux
6 150 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 92 (4.41%) Windows 10
9 65 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (3.12%) Unix
10 53 (2.54%) Windows XP
11 35 (1.68%) Android
12 34 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 33 (1.58%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.10%) Windows Vista
15 21 (1.01%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.01%) Solaris
16 20 (0.96%) AIX
16 20 (0.96%) CentOS
17 11 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (13.82%) ITIL
3 228 (10.94%) Project Management
4 177 (8.49%) Migration
5 146 (7.01%) CRM
6 142 (6.81%) PRINCE2
7 139 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 135 (6.48%) MVC
9 118 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 79 (3.79%) ITIL V3
11 76 (3.65%) Scrum
12 75 (3.60%) Service Management
13 72 (3.45%) ETL
14 71 (3.41%) Change Management
15 70 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
16 64 (3.07%) Mentoring
17 62 (2.98%) Incident Management
18 57 (2.74%) Analytics
18 57 (2.74%) TDD
18 57 (2.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 378 (18.14%) SQL
2 268 (12.86%) C#
3 148 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 140 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.93%) T-SQL
6 53 (2.54%) VB
7 50 (2.40%) C
8 45 (2.16%) Java
9 42 (2.02%) VBA
10 39 (1.87%) VBScript
11 38 (1.82%) Python
12 36 (1.73%) Perl
13 29 (1.39%) VB.NET
14 27 (1.30%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.20%) C++
16 15 (0.72%) PHP
16 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.67%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.62%) R
19 9 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 440 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 337 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 156 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (6.14%) Degree
5 103 (4.94%) DV Cleared
6 55 (2.64%) MCSE
7 46 (2.21%) MCSA
8 45 (2.16%) MCITP
8 45 (2.16%) MCP
9 30 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 28 (1.34%) ISEB
10 28 (1.34%) PMP
11 24 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 23 (1.10%) CCNA
13 21 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.82%) MCTS
16 16 (0.77%) CISSP
17 15 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.50%) PMO
2 60 (2.88%) SLA
3 53 (2.54%) QA
4 28 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.38%) RMADS
9 6 (0.29%) COBIT
9 6 (0.29%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.24%) GAAP
10 5 (0.24%) GDPR
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.096%) COSO
12 2 (0.096%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.096%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.096%) IFRS
12 2 (0.096%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.096%) SAS 70
System Software
1 501 (24.04%) Active Directory
2 197 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.12%) vSphere
5 55 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 38 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 37 (1.78%) XenApp
9 28 (1.34%) XenServer
10 27 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.82%) BitLocker
12 17 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (0.77%) vCloud
14 14 (0.67%) Docker
15 12 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (0.38%) Firmware
18 6 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
19 5 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 141 (6.77%) SCCM
2 53 (2.54%) SCOM
3 34 (1.63%) WSUS
4 22 (1.06%) Puppet
5 21 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 19 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 16 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (0.58%) Nessus
10 11 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.48%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.43%) EdgeSight
12 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.43%) vRealize
13 8 (0.38%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.38%) Ansible
13 8 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 338 (16.22%) VMware
2 177 (8.49%) Oracle
3 140 (6.72%) Citrix
4 125 (6.00%) Cisco
5 100 (4.80%) HP
6 96 (4.61%) Remedy
7 87 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 84 (4.03%) SAP
9 44 (2.11%) Dell
9 44 (2.11%) NetApp
10 40 (1.92%) Ericsson
11 33 (1.58%) Symantec
12 32 (1.54%) Apple
13 29 (1.39%) EMC
14 27 (1.30%) Sophos
15 25 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.20%) Intel Security
16 22 (1.06%) ServiceNow
17 21 (1.01%) IBM
18 18 (0.86%) Lotus
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Littlehampton, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £36,937 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Potentially higher
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £175 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Whiteley, Hampshire, UK
Leidos
Posted: 22 days ago